Güemes Building / Gerardo Caballero Maite Fernandez Arquitectos

first_img Projects Year:  Apartments “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/560074/guemes-building-gerardo-caballero-maite-fernandez-arquitectos Clipboard 2009 Save this picture!© Gustavo Frittegotto+ 21 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/560074/guemes-building-gerardo-caballero-maite-fernandez-arquitectos Clipboard ArchDaily Area:  286 m² Area:  286 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” CopyApartments•Rosario, Argentina CopyAbout this officeGerardo Caballero Maite Fernandez ArquitectosOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsRosarioGerardo CaballeroHousingResidentialArgentinaPublished on October 27, 2014Cite: “Güemes Building / Gerardo Caballero Maite Fernandez Arquitectos” 27 Oct 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogFaucetshansgroheKitchen Mixers – Aquno Select M81Vinyl Walls3MVinyl Finishes in HealthPartners Regions HospitalPartitionsSkyfoldWhere to Increase Flexibility in SchoolsCoffee tablesBoConceptMadrid Coffee Table AD19SkylightsLAMILUXFlat Roof Exit Comfort DuoMetallicsTrimoMetal Panels for Roofs – Trimoterm SNVSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylights in Atelier Zimmerlistrasse OfficeStonesNeolithSintered Stone – Iron Moss – Iron CollectionCeramicsTerrealTerracotta Facade in Manchester HospitalWoodBlumer LehmannConsulting and Engineering in Wood ProjectsGlassBendheimLuminous Mirrored GlassWire MeshTwentinoxMetal Mesh – Golf Romeo 7More products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Güemes Building / Gerardo Caballero Maite Fernandez ArquitectosSave this projectSaveGüemes Building / Gerardo Caballero Maite Fernandez Arquitectos Photographs Güemes Building / Gerardo Caballero Maite Fernandez Arquitectos Argentina Year:  2009 Architects: Gerardo Caballero Maite Fernandez Arquitectos Area Area of this architecture project photographs:  Gustavo FrittegottoPhotographs:  Gustavo Frittegotto Collaborators:Juan FonsecaEngineering:José R. OrengoGeneral Constructor:MR Sudamericana, constructora s.r.lStructure:INGEN s.aArchitect In Charge:Gerardo Caballero, Maite Fernández, Orlando AlloattiCity:RosarioCountry:ArgentinaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Gustavo FrittegottoRecommended ProductsMetallicsSculptformClick-on Battens in Ivanhoe ApartmentsMetallicsTECU®Copper Surface – Classic CoatedMetallicsStudcoWall Stop Ends – EzyCapMetallicsKriskadecorMetal Fabric – Outdoor CladdingText description provided by the architects. The building is placed in a typical party wall urban lot, in a block with an open expanse of train tracks in front. From the building you can see this magnificent industrial landscape and behind it, the river and its islands.Save this picture!© Gustavo FrittegottoAt the beginning of its construction the project suffered a program modification, the client decided to change the original plan from one apartment per floor to two units per floor. This modification resulted in an unexpected plan configuration.Save this picture!Floor PlanAt ground floor all pedestrian and vehicular access is solved in a double height entrance that allows a fluid relationship with the public street.Save this picture!© Gustavo FrittegottoThe parking is cover by a green roof that improves views form the back apartments offering a small garden of native plants.Save this picture!Ground Floor PlanA pallet of monochromatic materials gives visual unity to the whole structure, although with differentiated textures.Save this picture!© Gustavo FrittegottoThe front façade, facing the river and good orientation affords a formal appearance, affords a deep balcony as expansion of the interiors and solar protection. The back façade, facing the city and the bad orientation, was formalized with a more domestic and casual image that connects it to its neighbors.Save this picture!© Gustavo FrittegottoProject gallerySee allShow lessInshopnia / Nan ArquitectosSelected ProjectsThe Principals Install Sound Reactive, Silver-Coated “Quilt” at NeuehouseArchitecture NewsProject locationAddress:Güemes 2969, Rosario, Santa Fe Province, ArgentinaLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Sharelast_img read more

Villa Blåbär / pS Arkitektur

first_imgSave this picture!Courtesy of pS Arkitektur+ 32Curated by Paula Pintos Share “COPY” “COPY” Sweden Villa Blåbär / pS Arkitektur Villa Blåbär / pS ArkitekturSave this projectSaveVilla Blåbär / pS Arkitektur ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/317458/villa-blabar-ps-arkitektur Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/317458/villa-blabar-ps-arkitektur Clipboard Area:  170 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Projects CopyAbout this officePS ArkitekturOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesDabasNacka MunicipalityNacka3D ModellingWoodIcebergHousesSwedenPublished on October 26, 2019Cite: “Villa Blåbär / pS Arkitektur” 25 Oct 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodSiding Façade SystemWindowsMitrexSolar WindowMetal PanelsAurubisPatinated Copper: Nordic Green/Blue/Turquoise/SpecialMetal PanelsDri-DesignMetal Panels – CopperIn architectureSikaBuilding Envelope SystemsExterior DeckingLunawoodThermowood DeckingMembranesEffisusFaçade Protection – Breather+Metal PanelsPure + FreeFormCustom Metal Cladding – Legacy Fund 1 BuildingWood Boards / HPL PanelsInvestwoodWood Fiber Partition Walls – ValchromatDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile FILO 10 Vertical Pivot Door | BrezzaSkylightsFAKROEnergy-efficient roof window FTT ThermoToilets / BidetsBritexToilets – Accessible Centurion PanMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?Blåbär别墅 / pS Arkitektur是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Houses Year:  ArchDaily 2012 Architect In Charge:Peter SahlinProject Architect:Leif JohannsenAssisting Architects:Therese Svalling, Beata DentonContractor:Valento ByggClient:Karl & Sofia AnderssonCity:NackaCountry:SwedenMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!Courtesy of pS ArkitekturRecommended ProductsDoorsSaliceSliding Door System – Slider S20DoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Curved Hinged Door | AlbaDoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE LuceWindowsFAKRORoof Windows – FPP-V preSelect MAXText description provided by the architects. The surrounding nature and slope dictated the shape of this one family house fully covered in black roofing felt. Delightful views into the sunny forest, space, and a daring uncompromising design were the starting point for the development of this villa in Nacka, outside Stockholm.Save this picture!Courtesy of pS ArkitekturThe house was created during a number of workshops with the client, where different volumes were tested in the model and several site visits. The challenge was to locate all rooms on the same level, and trying to fit the house on the sloping ground of this nature site.Save this picture!Courtesy of pS ArkitekturIt resulted in a narrow and extended house that sits at the very top of the site, hovering on concrete blocks over the rock. In this way, the house itself shelters the terrace from unwanted views from the road and neighbors. The movement through the house mimics the initial exploratory walks we had on-site prior to building. The master bedroom is placed where one gets the most spectacular view.Save this picture!Courtesy of pS ArkitekturSave this picture!Courtesy of pS ArkitekturThe house is fully covered in roofing felt on both roofs and facades to give a calm uniform black exterior that contrasts with the crisp white interior. On the inside, the wardrobes, lighting, and sockets are inset in walls and ceiling to give an even and clean look. The different functions within the house appear according to a hierarchy, moving from public towards the private; from the garage, entrance, then kitchen, living room and farthest away bedrooms and bath.Save this picture!Courtesy of pS ArkitekturIn order to secure energy efficiency, while at the same time creating spectacular views, the openings on the south, the private side are maximized at the expense of the north-facing ones, which are kept at a minimum. The total amount of glazing follows energy balance calculations and together with a geothermal heating system and an exhaust air heat pump the house is well within the legal energy norm. CopyHouses•Nacka, Sweden Originally published January 13, 2013.Project gallerySee allShow lessSeogyung Residence / KAWA DESIGN GROUP ArchitectureSelected ProjectsThe Weaving Dream Installation for Children / Atelier MICSelected Projects Share Architects: PS Arkitektur Area Area of this architecture projectlast_img read more

Striday app encourages exercise and raises money for charity

first_img Advertisement Melanie May | 10 June 2016 | News Tagged with: app in-app donation An app has launched that encourages people to swap their motorised travel every Friday for a more active walk, run, or bike ride, and donate the money saved to charity.Striday is a free app that operates year-round each Friday by encouraging people to ‘Go Green for Good on Friday’, although it can also be used on other days. It currently works on iPhones running iOS version 8.0 or later, with an Android version to become available later in the year.Striday tracks the user’s trip and the distance they have walked, run or cycled, and calculates the savings made compared to their usual journey. The user can then choose a charity to donate the money to that they have saved. The app also lets users challenge others to take part.Participating charities currently include Frank Water, Magic Breakfast, and Kids Run Free. Other charities interested in participating are invited to contact Striday for more information.Director and co-founder Simon Blackburn said:“Striday is free for everyone – we don’t charge charities to partner with us. It’s important to us that we offer a platform that charities of any size can benefit from. The more attractive their message the more our members will feel want to support it. Although we act as event organiser, marketer and motivator, our business works in a similar way to established fundraising platforms like JustGiving. We’re looking to include features such as a reward programme but the focus is on donations so we’ll only add elements members really want.”  205 total views,  1 views today  206 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis19 Striday app encourages exercise and raises money for charity About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis19last_img read more

Public radio journalist fired for refusing to disclose sources for report on corruption

first_img Pakistani TV anchor censored after denouncing violence against journalists Follow the news on Asia – Pacific News Organisation RSF_en Asia – Pacific News Asia – Pacific January 12, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Public radio journalist fired for refusing to disclose sources for report on corruption News China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prisoncenter_img June 7, 2021 Find out more News June 2, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information Receive email alerts to go further Reporters Without Borders voiced its support today for Taberannang Korauaba, who was wrongfully dismissed from Radio Kiribati Broadcasting, a radio offshoot of the public Broadcasting and Publications Authority, exposing a case of corruption involving a senior official.”It is highly regrettable that the management of a public news media should fire a young journalist like this, especially one highly motivated to inform his country’s inhabitants,” Reporters Without Borders said. “This case shows the limits of press freedom in Kiribati. We call on the Broadcasting and Publications Authority to reinstate Korauaba at once.”On 6 December 2005, Radio Kiribati Broadcasting executives gave Korauaba 24 hours to reveal his sources for a report about a case of corruption involving Kiribati’s auditor-general. He refused, and was fired the followed day. Korauaba contested his dismissal in writing. After several weeks of silence, the head of the radio station told him his petition had been passed to the public prosecutor.Korauaba decided this month to sue the government for wrongful dismissal.Korauaba was previously sanctioned by the station’s management in October 2004 for refusing to comply with an order from a minister. And in August 2002, he was suspended for five days over a report about an air transport company.Graduate of the University of the South Pacific’s journalism programme, Korauaba told Reporters Without Borders he expected to be back at his job soon. The press freedom situation in Kiribati is “far from perfect,” he said.Kiribati is a Micronesian country with a population of 100,000. June 2, 2021 Find out more Mongolia : RSF urges presidential candidates to voice support for press freedom last_img read more

Woman arrested in bat-wielding road rage incident caught on video

first_imgIllinois State Police(CHICAGO) — Police have arrested a woman in connection with an act of road rage that involved three motorists who attacked each other, one with a bat, on a busy Chicago highway. Sheniqka Thomas, 26, was arrested and charged on Wednesday after video showed her cutting in front of a grey Hyundai while swinging a baseball bat out of the window, police said.Once in front of the car, Thomas jumped out and smashed the bat onto the hood of the other car. The situation escalated when a passenger in that car got out and confronted Thomas.“The investigation revealed a black vehicle, later determined to be driven by Thomas, cut off a silver vehicle who was driving in the left lane,” the Illinois State Police said in a statement. “After cutting off the silver vehicle, Thomas exited her vehicle holding a baseball bat and hit the silver vehicle with the baseball bat.”Cellphone video taken from a vehicle behind the two cars showed the two women throwing punches and pulling each other’s hair. Things hit a fever pitch when the driver of the Hyundai exited the vehicle and tried to wrestle the bat away in an apparent effort to protect her passenger.She eventually gained control of the bat before the video cut off with her about to swing. One witness said the two women in the Hyundai appeared to be a mother and daughter.“I’ve never seen nothing like that before. … It looked like they were doing a lot of slapping at first and grabbing, but then they started to do a lot of punching,” the witness told Chicago ABC station WLS-TV. “It looks like the older lady was trying to grab the young lady by her hair to get her off her daughter.”Thomas was arrested on charges of criminal damage to property and received traffic citations for improper lane usage, failure to signal and improper parking on a roadway.She was out on bond late Wednesday.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Serena Williams dedicates Wimbledon run to ‘all moms’

first_img Written by July 16, 2018 /Sports News – National Serena Williams dedicates Wimbledon run to ‘all moms’ FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailVisionhaus/Corbis via Getty Images(LONDON) — Less than a year after giving birth, Serena Williams captivated the world this month as she soared to the Wimbledon final.She came up short Saturday, losing to Angelique Kerber, but Williams dedicated her impressive comeback at the famed London Grand Slam event to “all moms,” working and stay-at-home.“These past 2 weeks was a sound for all moms stay home and working you can do it you really can!” she tweeted Monday morning. “I’m not any better or diff than any of you all. Your support has meant so much to me. Let’s keep making noise everyday in everything we do.”Such sentiments mirror comments the tennis icon made after Saturday’s loss in the final.“I was really happy to get this far,” Williams, 36, said then. “For all the moms out there, I was playing for you today.”A lot was said during Williams’ comeback about her losing her top-ranked status after taking time off to have a baby. Williams welcomed her daughter, Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr. Sept. 1 and had skipped last year’s Wimbledon.“Unfortunately, in the ’90s they changed the rule whereas if you were injured [and] then you come back, you lose your seeding,” Williams recently told “Good Morning America.” “But they never took into account women that left No. 1 due to pregnancy and left not for an injury, but to have a great life and not give up tennis, but to come back.”Eventually, Wimbledon changed the rule and ranked her 25th in this year’s tournament. She’ll most likely be ranked much higher when she returns next year or in the next Grand Slam event.Williams’ husband also had plenty to say about her return to the elite of her field.“Days after our baby girl was born, I kissed my wife goodbye before surgery and neither of us knew if she would be coming back,” Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian wrote on Instagram. “We just wanted her to survive—10 months later, she’s in the #Wimbledon final.”That was a reference to the pulmonary embolism Williams endured a day after she gave birth, which required multiple surgeries.Ohanian continued, “@serenawilliams will be holding a trophy again soon—she’s got the greatest one waiting at home for her. Our family knows she’ll win many more trophies, too. She’s just getting started. And I couldn’t be more proud.”The tech mogul had been on hand both weeks, supporting his wife’s remarkable run through the famed London tournament.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.center_img Beau Lundlast_img read more


first_img60, of Bayonne, passed away on Thursday, October 5, 2017, at Hackensack Medical Center surrounded by his loving family. Born in Teaneck, NJ, Alan has resided most of his life in Bayonne. He was employed for many years as a maintenance engineer for various properties within the city of Bayonne. Alan was predeceased by his parents, Sydney Leon and Beatrice Jaffee. Left to cherish his memory is his devoted wife of 18 years, Antoinette (nee: Mongelli) Jaffee; his brother Adrian Charles Jaffee and his wife Jean; his sister-in-law Connie Sacci and her husband Charles; his nephews, Anthony Jaffee and Paul Sacci; his nieces, Jessica Ward, Samantha Acito, Nichole Jaffee and Christina Francis; and his dear friends, Ralph, Laurie, and Octavia. A funeral mass was held on Tuesday, October 10, at St. Francis R.C. Church, Hoboken, NJ. Funeral arrangements by DWORZANSKI & SON Funeral Home, 20 E, 22nd St.last_img read more

Sophomore Convocation offers a glimpse of the future of Harvard engineering

first_imgThe fifth annual Sophomore Convocation offered new concentrators of the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) a sense of unity in the midst of a virtual world.Held via Zoom, the program featured words of advice and encouragement for sophomores from a group of diverse and distinguished alumni, and concluded with a virtual tour of the new (and now partially occupied) Science and Engineering Complex led by Dean Frank Doyle.In welcoming the SEAS Class of 2023, which is comprised of 292 students (21 percent of Harvard College sophomores), Doyle remarked on the diversity of this year’s group. Forty-five percent of new SEAS concentrators are women — far above the 22 percent national average for engineering schools, according to the American Society for Engineering Education. More than 23 percent are underrepresented minorities, also ahead of the 16.5 percent national average.“We are committed to making SEAS an open and welcoming environment to all students,” said Doyle, who has made Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging a school-wide priority.Doyle’s introduction was followed by a keynote speech from R. Martin Chavez A.B. ’85, S.M. ’85, a biochemical sciences concentrator who concurrently earned a master’s degree in computer science, and serves as president of the Board of Overseers.Chavez shared his unexpected journey from being a teenage computer nerd in Albuquerque, New Mexico, to attending Harvard and then medical school at Stanford University, to eventually serving as chief information officer at Goldman Sachs.He advised the students to be open to different possibilities and explore the many opportunities Harvard offers, especially liberal arts courses outside their areas of focus.“Harvard stretched me out way beyond anything I ever thought I would be — I thought I was just a computer geek — and that was what made all the difference. So I would implore you to take advantage of that,” he said.That sentiment was echoed by a panel of alumni who emphasized the experiences that enriched their educations and helped set them on paths for success in their careers.For Linsey Marr ’96, an engineering sciences concentrator who is the Charles P. Lunsford Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Virginia Tech, the breadth of her engineering education has been invaluable. She recalled redesigning a dorm room lamp to work with a fluorescent light bulb as a senior project, and how that experience inspired curiosity that she draws upon in her research on the release, transformation, fate, and toxicity of nanomaterials in the atmosphere.“That seemed like an obvious thing to do, but hadn’t been done,” she said. “And that was something I carried with me throughout my career, problems that seem to be obvious, like transmission of disease, but haven’t been looked at from a fundamental perspective.”The community at SEAS, and especially time spent collaborating with peers during office hours, was important for Alisa Luu ’15, a computer science concentrator who is senior engineering lead at Nava. She remains in touch with friends she made through Women in Computer Science.“Conversations with other students about big ideas was such a great part of college, and it is something that you don’t really get outside. Everybody in my blocking group came from a different concentration, so we had a wide range of different perspectives,” she said. “Being at Harvard gave us this hope that we could change the world. I still think about that.”Morgan Pope ’11, an engineering sciences concentrator who works as a research scientist at Disney, encouraged the sophomores to join a SEAS lab to build up technical skills and experience cutting-edge science firsthand. The School will offer a virtual research showcase on Feb. 11 for undergraduates to learn from faculty, postdocs, and grad students about opportunities to work in SEAS labs.“They are doing so much fun stuff, and aside from the quality of the research, that is a way for you to get a taste of what engineering is like,” Pope said. “You won’t get that from your classes in the same way.”The panelists also discussed the importance of increasing diversity, at SEAS and in their own industries.Kayla Shelton ’13, a mechanical engineering concentrator who works as construction manager for the City of Detroit, reflected on the anxiety she felt after the Boston Marathon bombing. As a Black woman, she was afraid to leave her dorm room while the police manhunt was unfolding for fear she would be targeted because of her race.The University and U.S. society still have a lot of work to do, Shelton said, but she has been encouraged to see the climate start to shift as more people become aware of implicit bias and systemic racism, and demand change.“It has been really nice to see colleagues being really aware of their privilege and being able to reach out to see how they can help. I’ve seen how people have really come together at a time like this, and how different it has been since I was in undergrad,” she said.For Ben Zauzmer ’15, an applied math concentrator who is director of baseball analytics at the New York Mets, issues of diversity, inclusion, and belonging are top-of-mind as the looks to grow his analytical team. Zauzmer advised students to be aware of how they can play an active role in fighting systemic racism as leaders at companies and institutions.“With the blessing of a Harvard degree, you are going to be in positions of hiring and promoting as you move through your careers,” he said. “Take these issues very seriously and think very hard about them. It is not everyone in this world who is fortunate enough to be able to make a difference. It is something to take as a serious responsibility because it is the right thing to do.”After the panel had a chance to reflect on their past experiences, Doyle showed alumni and students alike what the future of the SEAS student experience will look like as he gave a guided tour of the Science and Engineering Complex.He reflected on the sheer size of the building, and the many opportunities it provides for collaboration and hands-on learning, as he made stops in atriums, classrooms, engineering labs, makerspaces, and a cafeteria. As he walked through the building, the Zoom chat buzzed with excitement, and smiley face emojis, as students shared their thoughts on the shiny, new space.“We’re going to be very excited to have you join us when it is safe to do so. I look forward to welcoming you to the SEAS family,” Doyle said. Read Full Storylast_img read more

Canada’s Porter Airlines’ inaugural flight lands in Vermont

first_imgPorter Airlines Flight 987 landed at Burlington International Airport Thursday afternoon, marking the first international commercial flight from Toronto to Vermont and the first regularly scheduled international service to BTV in nearly 30 years. Governor Peter Shumlin, US Consul General Kevin M Johnson and Porter Airlines president and CEO Robert Deluce were present at Heritage Aviation to greet guests of the inaugural flight. Porter’s international service to Vermont is a new, public-private initiative that offers visitors from Canada easy access to Vermont and to some of the state’s best skiing and riding this winter. ‘Vermont’s partnership with Porter is a win-win for Vermont, Ontario, our tourism industry and local ski areas,’ Shumlin said. ‘Porter Airlines’ new service will provide convenient access between Toronto and Vermont and expand two-way trade, investment and tourism to help grow our economy.’ A team of state officials and business leaders traveled to Toronto earlier today on a business mission to promote tourism and economic development, and returned on the inaugural flight to Vermont with Canadian and Porter officials. Vermont Secretary of Commerce and Community Development Lawrence Miller, Vermont Ski Areas Association President Parker Riehle, Commissioner of Tourism and Marketing Megan Smith and local business leaders gathered at the residence of Consul General Johnson in Toronto. The Vermont delegation met with their Ontario counterparts, including city mayors and elected officials, economic development directors from the Toronto area, the American Chamber of Commerce in Canada, Greater Toronto Marketing Alliance, Canadian Association of Importers & Exporters and the Toronto Board of Trade. ‘The new direct flight to Burlington, Vermont, from Toronto, Canada, on Porter Air will open up many more opportunities for tourism, trade and investment between Vermont and Ontario,’ said Consul General Johnson. ‘This comes just in time for ski season, but we’re hoping to expand links between Ontario and Vermont and the rest of New England across sectors and in all seasons.  On December 7, the President and PM Harper announced action plans to improve links between the two biggest trading partners in the world, the US and Canada.  New connections such as these flights help link Ontario more closely to Vermont and New England, something we know business, economic development officials and average citizens will take advantage of.’ Forty-eight Canadian-owned companies in Vermont employ more than 1,500 people. Examples of cross-border connections are Ontario-based Husky Injection Molding Systems, one of Vermont’s larger employers, and Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc, headquartered in Vermont, which recently acquired Toronto-based Timothy’s Coffees of the World. If the initial winter service is popular, it is anticipated that Porter will consider adding more flights in winter and other seasons. Currently, Porter provides twice-weekly roundtrip flights — Thursday and Sunday — from Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport to Burlington until April 8. ‘Burlington is a gateway for Porter passengers to experience some of Vermont’s best ski-hills, a vibrant community and a host of other local attractions,’ said Robert Deluce, president and CEO of Porter Airlines. ‘We’re delighted to be here today celebrating the first of many successful flights.’ ‘Burlington International Airport is very pleased to welcome this new service.  International service is a real opportunity for the airport and the state and is an important focus for BTV.  To see service develop so quickly is terrific and required a truly collaborative effort.  We are proud to be a part of such a focused team working efficiently to make this service a reality,’ said Bob McEwing, Interim Director at the Airport.  ‘It is important to thank all of the stakeholders, and especially the team at U.S. Customs and Border Protection, for focusing on a common goal and achieving it.’ Senator Leahy, Senator Sanders and Congressman Welch wrote to Porter Airlines last summer inviting them to begin service between Toronto and Burlington.  This fall, the lawmakers worked with the airport and other stakeholders to iron out details surrounding clearing international visitors at the airport. The Burlington schedule includes weekly roundtrips on Thursdays and Sundays, with the exception of long weekends, which offer Thursday and Monday roundtrip options. Regular one-way fares start as low as $109, plus applicable fees and taxes. Special Porter ski packages and shuttle bus service for Jay Peak, Smugglers’ Notch Resort, Stowe Mountain Resort and Sugarbush Resort are available. For more information, visit www.skivermont.com/flyporter(link is external).Funding for this international travel initiative is equal parts public and private funding.  The state’s Global Trade Fund will invest nearly $200,000.  Participating Vermont ski areas will invest $75,000 to market the new Toronto air route. Burlington International Airport will make structural upgrades and waive fees and rents as part of the project. VSAA, Tourism Department 12.15.2011last_img read more

Loan Zone: Dealing with dealer problems

first_imgWhat to do when you need to end an indirect relationship.by: E. Andrew KeeneyThe indirect lending market for car loans is heating up, but unfortunately problems with dealers are inevitably part of the equation. A credit union’s decision to end an indirect lending contract may be influenced by one or more of the following dealer actions:failure to timely record a security interest for the credit union;falsifying loan documentation;failure to provide a reasonably efficient business environment (too many applications that do not result in loans);failure to pay the appropriate fees to the credit union in a timely fashion;making radical changes in its business model or financial statement;trying to get the credit union to approve applications not up to the institution’s underwriting standards; andrepeated or frequent complaints from credit union members about the dealer’s sales practices.What’s a credit union to do? Here are two proactive steps that hopefully you took before you started working with the dealership, and one reactive step you can take. continue reading » 5SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more